Here is a sampler of the homes available across Long Island for $249,999 -- a split-level, a Tudor and a ranch.
Hempstead, 199 Jerusalem Ave.
With a freshly painted interior, this seven-room Tudor features a fireplace, an arched entranceway and carpeting. The main level includes a living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen.
Three bedrooms, including the master, are on the second floor. There are 1½ bathrooms, as well as a third-floor finished attic and a partially finished basement. The house is on a 40-by-116-foot lot with a detached one-car garage.
Listing agents: Wesley Shands and Audrey Williams, Laffey Fine Homes, Westbury. 516-333-0025.
Centereach, 123 W. Court Dr.
Featuring several updates, this eight-room split-level has a new roof as well as a renovated kitchen and bathroom.
When the kitchen was redone, it was expanded and outfitted with cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. Other improvements include new baseboard heating and the addition of a third heating zone.
There are four bedrooms. Three bedrooms and one bathroom are on the top level, while the fourth bedroom, which is being used as an office, is on the main level, where there is another bathroom.
There is a laundry room in the basement. The lot size is 75 by 120 feet.
Listing agent: Cristina Callegari, Keller Williams Realty Landmark, Bayside. 917-921-5397.
Center Moriches, 25 S. Old Neck Rd.
Set on a quarter of an acre, this eight-room ranch is in the Holiday Beach community, where residents can join the Holiday Beach Property Owners Association for a nominal fee. Amenities include deeded beach rights, a boat ramp, marina and clubhouse.
As for the house, interior features include wood floors and vaulted ceilings. The living room has a bay window, while the family room has sliding glass doors that open to the rear deck.
There's also a dining room and an eat-in kitchen with new cabinets, as well as three bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms, one of which is updated.
Amenities include a partially finished basement and a one-car garage.
Listing agent: Rachel Hujber, Signature Homes of New York, Center Moriches, 631-662-1528